Jintana Rattanakhemakorn graduated from Chiang Mai University with a bachelor's degree in Thai, and completed her master's degree in English at Khon Kaen University. She also holds a certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language from Seattle University College of Education. She has been teaching Thai to U.S. college students at the study abroad program in Khon Kaen, Thailand, administered by the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) since 2004. As the Language Director for the program, she has developed methods, materials and lesson plans used in Thai language courses to help students become better, more confident speakers of Thai. In addition, she is the author of Tuttle publications like Easy Thai: Learn to Speak Thai Quickly and has revised the Survival Thai and the Instant Thai phrasebooks.